Landscape Painting Workshop in Seeley Lake, Montana with Lori McNee! June 6-7, 2020

Join me, Lori McNee, for a two day plein air landscape painting workshop adventure in beautiful Seeley Lake, …

Landscape Painting Workshop in Seeley Lake, Montana with Lori McNee! June 6-7, 2020

Join me, Lori McNee, for a two day plein air landscape painting workshop adventure in beautiful Seeley Lake, Montana!

You won't want to miss this exclusive experience! We will be plein air landscape painting together at Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake, Montana - the gateway to the glorious Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Lori and Rocky at the end of a weeklong Rich Ranch pack trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, August 2019
Rich Ranch pastures

Rich Ranch and Alpine Artisans of Western Montana have invited me to conduct a special, very affordable two-day workshop, June 6 - 7, 2020.

Space is limited so sign up now!

Join us for a two-day springtime painting adventure! You will experience "Montana's Serengeti" in the spectacular Blackfoot Valley.

The stunning landscape is home to a wide variety of watchable wildlife including elk, deer, moose, bear, mountain goat, trumpeter swans alongside a large variety of other birds, and more!

Plus, the Rich Ranch meadows will be dotted with horses and dazzling wildflowers. Experience the beauty of spring in Montana.

Lori plein air painting near Rich Ranch last August, 2019

Alpine Artisans is a non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in the Seeley, Swan, and Blackfoot valleys of Western Montana. Their motto, "We Paint. We help young artists DREAM."  Alpine Artisans host working professional instructors to teach and inspire artists of any level.

I am honored to help support the arts in Western Montana! I hope you can join us for, Painting For A Dream!

Spend two days “at the Ranch” and it will give you a lifetime of inspiration!

  • WHO: All levels beginner to professional welcome.
    Painting For A Dream: 2-Day Resident Art Workshop with INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed instructor, Lori McNee. Lori will also be available to answer your art business questions.
    WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday / June 6 & 7, 2020
    WHERE: Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake, Montana
    WHY: To support aspiring artists with a dream!
    HOW MUCH: $250.00 for two days. Includes lunch and snacks.

*Limited to 10 participants. Lodging and other meals are separate, Rich Ranch details below.

Click here for more information & sign up!

For any additional workshop information or questions call Kris at 406-241-1209.

*Cozy cabin rentals available at Rich Ranch. Contact Belinda Rich directly at 406-677-2317.

Lori with her friend, Kirsty, at Rich Ranch!

September 2020 South African Landscape Painting Safari


Join Lori McNee on her most exciting painting workshop adventure yet - a 10 day South African Landscape Painting Safari, September 10 - 20, 2020!

Join me, Lori McNee and Workshops in SA, for a trip of a lifetime!! I am truly thrilled to offer this amazing experience to you. Space is limited to only 12 people.

Please read on to discover more about this opulent, yet affordable South African landscape painting retreat...

Lori McNee plein air painting in Idaho


Your authentic African experience beings in the Cape Winelands in the breathtaking Stellenbosch landscape. September is springtime in South Africa!

Dive into your art while enjoying the region's renowned wine and food set against a backdrop of stunning mountains, blossoms, tender leaves, and singing birds. Stellenbosch is home to some of the most prestigious wineries and beautiful landscapes on earth, with centuries old architecture, and awe-inspiring food.


During the first half of the trip, you will have structured Master painting classes with plenty of one-on-one attention, as well as free time for plein air painting, relaxing, photography, and other activities including outdoor markets, vineyard tours, and wine tastings.

Please visit to view my paintings.

We want your workshop retreat to be the best experience possible. Below is a list of amenities provided by Workshops in SA:


  • (Airfare NOT included)


The second half of our exciting itinerary is spent on safari at a private, luxurious game preserve (to be announced soon). Here, you will have the opportunity to safely view the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo) in their natural habitat. Read about this amazing place Aquila Safari. Aquila Safari.


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*We will stay at a 5 Star Hotel called Lanzerac in Stellenbosch.  Painting excursions will take you to the breathtaking surroundings.  In the Winelands, you will experience top quality and reward winning dining and wine tastings with food pairing.

To make things just a little extra special you will be spending time at Aquila Game Reserve.  This promise to be a memorable experience.  They just recently hosted the Prince of England and his gorgeous family.


With guides by your side while on safari, you will safely explore the South African bush and its myriad of wildlife. Sightings of the Big 5 are possible here, along with giraffes, hippos, antelope, and 170 bird species. You can even take a horseback safari if you desire!


There will be time for painting, and time for awe.  With all the beauty, culture, majestic animals and stunning sunsets and you will be filled with inspiration to last a lifetime!

Our 4-5 Star safari accommodations 4-5 Star safari accommodations are truly stunning, complete with an African spa featuring natural products, 2 large heated indoor pools, steam room, sauna, nail bar, 10 treatment rooms, a couples or group treatment room and an outdoor pool! Please visit Workshops in SA for more details.

Relax and paint in a safe and artistic environment while enjoying delicious wines and viewing majestic animals and sunsets in some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth!

I am being honest when I say, I have friends who have paid thousands and thousands of dollars more per person for an African retreat like this. I am so thrilled and honored to offer this amazing 10 day South African Landscape Painting Safari at an affordable cost. ~Lori

All of this for only $5,500 USD. (Airfare not included). Non-painting companions are welcome at a special price. Please contact Workshops in SA for more information.

Tel: +27 84 400 2753
Address: 152 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. South Africa, 7400


Click here for more information on our Aquila Safari accommodations.  Aquila Safari accommodations. 

October 2019 Paint in Tuscany, Italy with Lori McNee

Paint in Tuscany, Italy with Lori McNee!

Good news! Due to the popularity of this workshop, I will be leading another Plein Air Painting Under the Tuscan Sun adventure in beautiful Lucca, Italy in October 2019. (This workshop is SOLD OUT.)


Click here to discover more about my upcoming workshop, "Autumn Landscape Painting in Tuscany with Lori McNee" October 20-27, 2019.

Fun classroom time in the Casa Berti art studio before heading outside to paint!
Our host, Ben, prepares our lovely lunch.
The Casa Berti dining table. We enjoy family style meals with authentic Italian cuisine.

This trip of a lifetime is open to all levels of painters from beginners to professionals.  The exact dates are soon to be announced. Please email me with any questions or to reserve your spot. 

I will be announcing the dates soon with more fun pictures and trip information!

I hope you can join me in Italy next October. Ciao!